Tom LaBonge News
Tom participated in several Bike to Work Week events including the Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital. At this inter-denominational annual event, Tom received the Golden Spoke Award for his “contributions promoting bicycle ridership and community safety awareness.” Tom’s summer evening bike rides, Tour LaBonge, will begin on Wednesday, June 21st at 5:30 p.m.
An admitted arsonist was sentenced to 16 years in prison in connection with the arson fires in Griffith Park last summer.
Councilmember LaBonge received the Golden Spoke award on May 12 at the 6th Annual Blessing of the Bicycles at Good Samaritan Hospital near downtown. About 75 cyclists (and one tricyclist) gathered for the event, which culminated with Rev. Jerry Anderson sprinkling the bikers with holy water. Good Samaritan CEO Andy Leeka, who rides his bike to work several times each week, presented the Councilmember with an award for his “contributions promoting bicycle ridership and community safety awareness.”